Our team is made up of an eclectic, diverse, culturally rich and highly skilled group of Italian/Brazilian design and Bossanova lifestyle lovers. We believe every culture and age group has a gift to offer, and we truly appreciate each others’ contributions.
Cindy Chen – Design Consultant
With 2 Wood Product Processing Science Bachelor degrees, one from Beijing Forestry University and one from UBC consecutively, Cindy is a meticulous designer and project lead. She is currently pursuing a Certificate in Interior Design from BCIT while designing kitchens and whole house cabinetry packages at Dell Anno. She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English, and is hoping to pick up some Portuguese from the Brazilian team.
What the Dell Anno team and her clients love the most about Cindy is her infinite attention to detail and patience with every aspect of her large scale projects. There is simply no stone left unturned when working with Cindy.
Kalin Naue – Design Consultant
Kalin has a degree in Architecture & Urban Planning from the State University of Maranhão in Brazil. He had a successful architect’s practice in the North of Brazil and decided to come to Canada for 6 months to learn English but he found a little bit more than that (love!). He moved to Vancouver permanently 4 years ago and has been taking Interior Design courses at BCIT, travelling and consulting on various private residential
and commercial design projects.
Kalin’s artistry and precise design vision is sure to impress design lovers 100%! We all love his creative and playful nature as he manages to infuse joy in every interaction, while thinking of everything a well designed space needs.
We’re delighted and very grateful to have him in our team and to be able to design magic with him.
Lyle Dueck – Master Kitchen and Bath Designer
Simply put, Lyle’s kitchen designs and reputation for excellence are legendary in the West Coast. He started out working at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood a couple of decades ago, then opened Contour Kitchens in Yaletown, and most recently owned and led Westwerk Built Interiors in Vancouver. He has taught and mentored many successful kitchen designers, while designing exquisite and luxurious kitchens for
the finest homes in Shaughnessy, West Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland.
Lyle has extensive experience with local and imported high-end luxury product lines. He is fluent in both traditional and modern European design styles.
Besides his lifetime experience granting him the title of Master Kitchen Designer among us, what we love the most about Lyle is his open hearted good nature, his ability to connect with everyone and make them feel comfortable.
Stephen Grummisch – VP Operations
Stephen has over 15 years of experience engineering and overseeing installations of
custom designed and manufactured organizational systems for closets, media centers, wall units, garages, mudrooms, pantries, laundry rooms etc. At Dell Anno, he leads the execution and installation of every single project after the initial design concept is approved.
He makes sure our design concepts are feasible from an installation perspective, that the installation itself will go smoothly and that our products will live up to their warranties. He has a very technical mind and attitude about most things, except when it comes to the huge soft spot for 4 legged companions of the canine kind.
The most appreciated trait Stephen brings to our team is his can-do attitude for complex design projects coupled with a genuine desire to please everyone around him with his unique skill set and experience.
Cynthia Schuh – CAD Design Specialist
Cynthia is our newest Brazilian asset. With 15 + years of experience in designing custom home interiors and storage systems for every room of the home in Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro she brings a fresh and authentic #bossanova perspective. She creates beautiful 3D rendering packages for our presentations, plus she is the daily connection to our manufacturing partner in Brazil, working closely with the VP Operations finalizing orders and making sure designs are feasible for a smooth installation.
One of the things we love and appreciate about Cynthia is that she is extremely focused and tenacious. Her easy going and joyful personality makes it a pleasure to work with her every day.
Jessica Savarese – Design Consultant
Jessica was born in Italy, acquired a Master’s degree in architecture there, where she worked for Architectural firms until she started her own practice. She lived in many different places from Iceland to China, giving her the flexibility to adapt and understand different cultures. She speaks Italian, English and French (and Icelandic).
She started focusing more on interior design when she lived in New York and attended some Interior design courses to pursue her passion for interiors. When she moved to Vancouver she graduated in interior design at the LaSalle College and has worked for almost 5 years with different Italian kitchen companies.
She had the opportunity to work on very high end projects but also on large multifamily ones of various scales. Thanks to this experience she has learned how to adapt Italian kitchen cabinetry to the Canadian way of living.
We love having Jessica’s bright mind and experienced eye on our team.
John Duffield – Vice President
John is as our Vice President, acting as a manufacturing, quality and logistics consultant to Dell Anno Canada. He has worked in the custom cabinetry industry for nearly 40 years and knows just about everyone, methods and every material available. John sources what we need from anywhere in the world, if a locally manufactured option to our standards and client preferred price point is not available.
We appreciate John’s endless knowledge and resourcefulness.
Claudia Duffield – President
Born in Brazil of Italian descent, Claudia moved to England first at age 18, and then immigrated to Canada 19 years ago. She is our resident custom closet design expert with over 20,000 hours of custom home storage design experience. Besides being in charge of keeping all showroom plants alive, Claudia is also in charge of our marketing, vision, and overall team harmony.